U.S. News and World Report Cites Fayetteville State University Criminal Justice and MBA Online Programs

Two Fayetteville State University (FSU) online degree programs have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best in the nation. The Criminal Justice Program ranks No. 49, and the Master of Business Administration Program comes in at No. 106.

The FSU Criminal Justice program is one of only two in North Carolina ranked in the Top 50 and the only historically black college and university (HBCU) in the nation to be recognized. The MBA program is one of only five in North Carolina in the Top 125 and the only HBCU nationwide to be included in the rankings.

“I could not be more pleased with the rankings of these two high-quality degree programs,” said FSU Chancellor James Anderson. “These recognitions are a testimony to the hard work and dedication of the deans, faculty, staff, and students. To be ranked among some of the best programs in the nation speaks volumes of the quality of our faculty and the caliber of students and alumni we have at FSU. I applaud all who made these recognitions possible.”

For the rankings, U.S. News and World Report uses a method that takes into consideration statistical and peer opinions. For the 2018 edition, U.S. News ranked online MBA and criminal justice programs using five categories:

  • Student engagement
  • Faculty credentials and training
  • Student services and technology
  • Admissions selectivity
  • Peer reputation

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.